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Qatar…From Afar: Long Flight To Freedom

Reading Time: 5 minutes

When you have suffered gravely, you view and live life a certain way.

Far from making others suffer or wishing suffering on others, for instance, you don’t even wish suffering on those you hold responsible for your own suffering. Knowing what it was like, you want to do everything you can to alleviate the sufferings of others instead.

. . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: Long Flight To Freedom

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Qatar…From Afar: The Last Hour

Reading Time: 2 minutes The final hour in Doha, Qatar on May 13, 2013, I was at Doha Airport, headed to my flight taking me home. So that I didn’t feel all alone, which I was, I texted my friends in Doha, providing them updates on my progress toward the flight. . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: The Last Hour

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Qatar…From Afar: Uncomfortable Questions II

Reading Time: 4 minutes Did Qatar Academy know that the parent, who filed formal complaints against me at the school and got me fired, would also be filing felony charges with the authorities and would have me jailed? . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: Uncomfortable Questions II

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Qatar…From Afar: Uncomfortable Questions I

Reading Time: 2 minutes What if, in my place, there had been a “Western” teacher? . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: Uncomfortable Questions I

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Looking Back…to Move Forward

Reading Time: 2 minutes A short introspection on May 13, 2014, a year to the day since my release from prison, and recognition–with gratitude–of the contribution of all those who made that possible. . . . → Read More: Looking Back…to Move Forward

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Qatar…From Afar: Autopilot

Reading Time: 4 minutes What happened the evening of May 12, 2013, following my release from prison that afternoon, and the following day, when I was allowed to fly home! . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: Autopilot

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Qatar…From Afar: In Qatar, jailed Asian expat’s guilty until proven innocent

Reading Time: 4 minutes In Qatar, Asian workers, deemed to have run afoul of the law for whatever reason, are treated as guilty until proven innocent…by their own selves with hardly any support from the legal system. . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: In Qatar, jailed Asian expat’s guilty until proven innocent

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Qatar…From Afar: Irony of Ironies

Reading Time: 7 minutes What I thought of, and expected from, Muslims and Arabs in general before I arrived in Qatar, and what I actually discovered about who, what and how they are as a people, based on how they treated me (and other Asians). . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: Irony of Ironies

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Qatar…From Afar: Riyality Check

Reading Time: 3 minutes The plight of Nepalese unskilled workers who go to Qatar to make just some money so their families back home can have just a slightly better life but end up ensnared in the country’s Kafkaesque legal system. . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: Riyality Check

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Qatar…From Afar: 121212

Reading Time: 8 minutes The details of everything that happened during the 11 nights and 12 days I spent in a Qatari jail for allegedly insulting Islam! . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: 121212

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